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W.Va. Schools Chief Defends Teachers To Lawmakers

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West Virginia's new state schools superintendent is urging the Legislature not to beat up on teachers and administrators during its upcoming session. Superintendent Jim Phares on Tuesday said it's clear that students lag behind their peers nationally in many measures of academic achievement. Phares also reminded the House-Senate interim Education Committee that the state school… Read More

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Soccer: Ohio Adds Eight Recruits In 2013 Class


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Ohio soccer coach Aaron Rodgers completed his first recruiting class for the 2013-14 class with eight recruits, adding two defenders, three midfielders and three forwards to the roster. The Bobcats rounded up five recruits from within the Ohio state boundaries and one each from Indiana, Maryland and Michigan. A notable recruit for Ohio is Allison… Read More

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Kagan Squire: Mature Beyond His Years


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For Ohio head coach Joel Greenlee, it is very common to redshirt freshmen wrestlers who are coming into the program. By now, that phenomenon is no longer a surprise; the Bobcats’ coach is just one of many college coaches that exercises the redshirt title on freshmen frequently. It is a bit of an unwritten rule…. Read More

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Demolition Set For Old Lunatic Asylum Building


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The days are numbered for a historical building on Ohio University's campus that some Athens community members say they hope can still be saved. The demolition of the old tuberculosis ward building, referred to as Building 26, at The Ridges is scheduled to take place next month, says university spokeswoman Katie Quaranta. Quaranta did not… Read More

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Leading Differently


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In today's day and age, it would be hard to come up with an exact definition of a leader. Each person in today's society has their own thoughts on opinions on what determines leadership status. Many think of President Barack Obama as a leader, while others may look to a coach or a parent for… Read More

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Leading Differently


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In today's day and age, it would be hard to come up with an exact definition of a leader. Each person in today's society has their own thoughts on opinions on what determines leadership status. Many think of President Barack Obama as a leader, while others may look to a coach or a parent for… Read More

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Bobcat Wrestlers Cut Weight


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Americans seem to be always looking for a way to lose weight. Like anyone else, wrestlers are also always working to lose weight – and they tend to be very successful at it. The difference when compared to the average person is:  though a wrestler may lose up to 15 pounds a week, he will… Read More

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Washington Co. Man Injured In Bull Attack


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A 79-year-old Washington County man is recovering from severe injuries following a bull attack Monday afternoon. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says Dale Gerken and his grandson were leading the bull into a cattle chute for a veterinary appointment when the animal turned and escaped. Mincks says the bull charged Gerken, rammed him and tossed… Read More

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New Program Offers Help To Manufacturing Companies In Appalachian Ohio

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Manufacturing companies in parts of Appalachian Ohio now have access to a program aimed at helping companies become more competitive in the global marketplace. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership provides companies in 28 counties with a variety of resources to help them grow. “In regions where this program has been robustly adopted we have seen the… Read More

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Oil And Gas Drilling Waste Could Face Stricter Regulations

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Radioactive waste from oil and natural gas drilling would face new testing, reporting and tracking requirements before going to Ohio landfills under a proposal included in Gov. John Kasich's budget. The plan, introduced Monday, requires drilling operators to test drilling muds, dirt and rock for radioactivity that hasn't occurred naturally and share that information with… Read More

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Morning Update For February 12


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The Jackson City School Board is planning on how to respond to a federal lawsuit aimed at removing a portrait of Jesus in its middle school. A woman is missing in Huntington and police say she may be in danger. Details in your morning update.

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Appalachian Regional Commission To Tackle Childhood Obesity

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UPDATE 2:05 p.m. Church, state and federal groups are banding together with community partners in the latest effort to tackle child obesity in West Virginia. The Appalachian Regional Commission on Tuesday announced a partnership with Save the Children's Campaign for Healthy Kids. The efforts will include partnerships with churches of multiple denominations, the state Department of… Read More